Using a strengths-based approach to build caring work environments.

  • Linda S Henry, James D Henry
  • Published 2007 in AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses


The current health care environment has a growing shortage of nurses and other health care professionals. Health care organizations face the twofold task of retaining employees and preventing "brain drain". A caring work environment can be instrumental in attracting and retaining productive and loyal employees, leading to increased employee and patient satisfaction and a positively impacted bottom line. A strengths-based approach powerfully and effectively promotes and nurtures a caring work environment in all health care specialties and organizations.


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